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2010-12-14 12:58:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A concentrated lobbying effort by The American Legion and fellow VSOs (veterans service organizations) has culminated in U.S. Senate passage of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Improvements Act of 2010. The legislation expands and improves educational assistance for veterans who served in the armed forces after September 11, 2001. "This is great news," said Jimmie L. Foster, National Commander of The American Legion. "This bill...

2010-10-27 12:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today signed into law the following bills: Senate Bill 53: Amends Title 15 and Title 20 related to the effect of death of a testator, or a person who makes a will, during divorce proceedings. Senate Bill 123: Prohibits the installation of computer spyware; provides for civil and criminal penalties. Senate Bill 168: Amends the Borough Code related to sale of electricity by a borough. Senate Bill 298:...

2010-07-08 11:28:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion sent a letter yesterday to members of the Senate, underlining its support for legislation that would make more Gold Star parents eligible for care at state veterans homes. Currently, Gold Star parents (those who have lost sons or daughters during military service) are only eligible for care at state veterans homes if all of their children have died in service to America. The letter, signed by American Legion National...

2008-09-09 12:00:15

Canada's Liberal Party unveiled a Web site Tuesday that portrays leader Stephane Dion as an outdoorsy, passionate, family man with rugged interests. The This Is Dion campaign site, which shows the 52-year-old Quebecker skiing, fishing and playing ball hockey, seeks to counter Conservative efforts to depict Dion as less manly, less decisive and more aloof than Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, The Globe and Mail reported. Thisisdion.ca shows "another side of the Liberal leader,"...

2008-09-08 00:00:08

By Rob Gillies Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, has dissolved Parliament and called an early election for next month, in the hope of strengthening his Conservative minority government's hold on power. Mr Harper's Conservatives need to win 28 more seats to secure a majority, and opinion polls in recent days suggest they have a chance of doing so. A Conservative victory in 2006 ended almost 13 years of Liberal Party rule, but Mr Harper's minority government has been forced to rely...

2008-06-18 15:00:25

By THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA - Liberal senators will amend the controversial film-financing sections of the government's omnibus tax bill, despite the fact that the Commons passed the legislation as a confidence measure. The senators say they talked it over with Liberal Leader Stephane Dion - who bowed to the confidence pressure in the Commons and held back the votes that could have defeated the measure, and the government - and were told to "do their job." Senator Francis Fox said the...

2006-08-21 18:25:18

By Louise Egan OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian lumber industry has pledged "substantial support" for a softwood lumber agreement with the United States, enough for the pact to proceed to Parliament, Michael Wilson, Canada's ambassador to the United States, said on Monday. Two major producers that were seen as potential holdouts on the deal, West Fraser Timber Co. and privately held Tolko Industries, both announced on Monday that they would give it conditional support, albeit...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.